William Ransom was born in 1975 and grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont where he had a physical, working relationship with tools and materials on a daily basis. Ransom was directly engaged with the biological processes and natural cycles dependent on the balance of birth and death, growth and decay, loss and regeneration, consumption and excretion that would later inform much of his work. Balance has always played an important role in his life and work; as the son of a bi-racial union, balance between black and white; as a farm kid living in the city, balance between rural and urban, city and soil; as a diabetic, balance between a sweet tooth and insulin injections. Ransom’s work often reflects this sense of balance, suggesting flux, movement, things in a state of becoming or diminishing.
Ransom attended Bennington College and studied Sculpture and Architecture graduating with a BA in 2004 and went on to receive an MFA in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University in 2008. He has shown extensively across the country in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles and elsewhere. After a decade in Los Angeles he has returned with his family to the hills of Vermont where he now lives and works.
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